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Table 2 Comparison of two washing methods on individual net brands

From: Wash durability and optimal drying regimen of four brands of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets after repeated washing under tropical conditions

Variable Wash type Mean 95% C.I SDV Median P= value
Net type Conventional Machine 25.7 -4.296-55.7 18.9 24.2 0.183
  Hand 22.3 -5.737-50.34 17.6 18.6  
Olyset Machine 89.7 77.98-101.4 7.35 90.5 0.037
  Hand 84.0 68.23-99.82 9.93 83.8  
PermaNet Machine 40.9 23.97-57.73 10.6 39.5 0.09
  Hand 35.5 22.97-48.03 7.87 35.4  
BASF Machine 64.9 39.02-90.73 16.2 58 0.083
  Hand 57.5 29.46-85.59 17.6 54.2  
TNT Machine 87.3 78.08-96.48 7.41 84.6 0.018
  Hand 60.9 33.02-88.86 22.5 54.0  
  1. Nets were washed using two methods; the standard WHO procedure hereby referred to as machine and hand rubbing with a local detergent OMO.